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December 2007 (Volume 85)
Carol E. Adair has an MSc in health care research and a PhD in epidemiology. She is currently an associate professor in the Departments of Community Health Sciences and Psychiatry and co-leads the Population Mental Health Research Program, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary. Her research interests include psychiatric epidemiology and mental health services research, particularly performance measurement. She is the developer of several standard process and outcome measures, and is also currently co-investigator in a national (Canadian) strategic training program for mental health services and policy research. She has been bridging research and practice worlds most of her career, holding research grants, supervising graduate students, and publishing research results, while also actively consulting to health services and policy organizations.
Karen Buhler-Wilkerson is emerita professor of community health nursing and emerita director of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She retired in 2006 after an academic career that reflected her two areas of scholarly interest—the history of health care and community health nursing. For six years she served as the faculty director of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing’s Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), which was founded in 1998. Buhler-Wilkerson’s undergraduate and master’s degrees were in nursing from Emory University and her PhD was in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania.
Alberto Cambrosio is a professor in the Department of Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University. His work focuses on the sociology of biomedical practices and innovations, in particular on the relation between laboratory and clinical activities. Previous publications include two books co-authored with Peter Keating: Exquisite Specificity: The Monoclonal Antibody Revolution (Oxford University Press, 1995) and Biomedical Platforms: Realigning the Normal and the Pathological in Late-Twentieth-Century Medicine(MIT Press, 2003).
Peter C. Coyte is a professor of health economics and a CHSRF/CIHR Health Services Research Chair in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He was elected as president of the Canadian Health Economic Research Association (CHERA) in 2002, and in 2003 was elected as the inaugural president of the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR). He has published widely and has been retained as a consultant both nationally and internationally in the areas of health economics, health services evaluation, and health policy and planning. He holds a PhD.
David C. Grabowski is an associate professor of health economics in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on the economics of aging and health care regulation, with a particular interest in the area of long-term care. He has published a series of papers examining the economic incentives influencing nursing home quality. His current research interests include the economic incentives associated with hospitalizations from the nursing home setting, racial and ethnic disparities in nursing home care, and an analysis of the growth in potential substitutes for nursing home care, such as assisted living. He holds a PhD.
Peter Keating has a PhD in the history and sociopolitics of science. He is presently a professor in the history department at the Université du Québec à Montréal, where he specializes in the history of contemporary biomedicine. He is also a member of the Interuniversity Research Center on Science and Technology (CIRST). His most recent book (with Alberto Cambrosio) is Biomedical Platforms: Realigning the Normal and the Pathological in Late-Twentieth-Century Medicine (MIT Press, 2003).
Loes Knaapen is a PhD candidate in the Departments of Sociology and Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University. She has a master’s degree in the field of science and technology studies from the University of Amsterdam. Her doctoral research focuses on patient involvement in medical knowledge production, such as the development of clinical practice guidelines.
Audrey Laporte is an assistant professor of health economics in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Her research includes investigations into the role of provider profit status on efficiency and quality of care in the nursing home and community care sectors and modeling of determinants of nursing labor supply across different care settings. Most recently, Laporte has investigated the impact of social capital on health care utilization by the elderly. She holds a PhD.
Meredith B. Lilly is completing her PhD in health services research in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. Her dissertation focuses on the labor force participation of unpaid caregivers in Canada. Other areas of research include wage disparities for health care work across settings, and work-life balance issues. She currently teaches health research methods to undergraduate students and will begin a postdoctoral fellowship at York University in January 2008.
Emily McKenzie is a research coordinator in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Calgary. She has an MSc in health services research from the University of Calgary. Her interests include performance measurement in early psychosis and schizophrenia treatment services, examination of the quality of mental health care, and knowledge transfer in health services research.
Craig Mitton is an assistant professor in health studies at the University of British Columbia–Okanagan and a research scientist at the Centre for Applied Health Research and Evaluation at the Child and Family Research Institute of BC. He holds a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award and a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Health Care Priority Setting. The focus of his research is on the application of health economics and its impact on real-world priority setting in health organizations. He recently published a book entitled the Priority Setting Toolkit: A Guide to the Use of Economics in Health Care Decision Making (BMJ Books, 2004). He holds a BSc, an MSc, and a PhD.
Scott B. Patten is a professor in the Departments of Community Health Sciences and Psychiatry at the University of Calgary and a health scholar with the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research. His research focuses on the epidemiology of mood disorders and related aspects of population health. He holds an MD and a PhD.
Thomas Schlich is associate professor and Canada Research Chair in History of Medicine in the Department of Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University. His most recent books are Surgery, Science and Industry: A Revolution in Fracture Care, 1950s–1990s(Palgrave MacMillan, 2002) and The Risks of Medical Innovation: Risk Perception and Assessment in Historical Context, edited with Ulrich Tröhler (Routledge, 2006). His current research focuses on the rise of surgery from 1800 to 2000.
Virginie J. Tournay obtained her PhD in political science at the University of Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris I, in 2005 after initial studies in medical biology (Master/DEA from René Descartes University, Paris V). She then spent two years at McGill University as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2006, she entered the National Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) of France with a permanent position as junior researcher. She works in the Laboratoire PACTE “Politiques publiques, Action politique, Territoires” at Grenoble Universities. She is also a member of the Operational Committee for Ethics in Life Sciences (COPé) of the CNRS.
Brenda Waye Perry is director of research at the Alberta Mental Health Board. Building on a solid background in clinical laboratory and medical/hospital administration, she has over twelve years’ experience with research administration and ethics at the provincial, regional, and hospital levels. She has a BSc and an MHSA from the University of Alberta and is a founding member of the Research Transfer Network of Alberta (a program of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research).
George Weisz is the Cotton-Hannah Professor of the History of Medicine at McGill University. His most recent books are Divide and Conquer: A Comparative History of Medical Specialization (Oxford University Press, 2006) and (as co-editor) Body Counts: Medical Quantification in Historical and Sociological Perspectives // La Quantification médicale, perspectives historiques et sociologiques(McGill-Queens University Press, 2005). Previous books include The Emergence of Modern Universities in France (Princeton University Press, 1983, The Medical Mandarins: The French Academy of Medicine in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries (Oxford University Press, 1995), and (co-editor) Greater than the Parts: Holism in Biomedicine 1920–1950 (Oxford University Press, 1998). He holds a PhD.
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Volume 85, Issue 4 (pages 769–772)
Published in 2007
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Knowledge Transfer and Exchange: Review and Synthesis of the Literature